The open-to-all event is designed as a springboard to stimulate conversation about the Real Bread movement, but also specifically to brainstorm ways to help more Black business owners to get involved and be heard.
Run by the Campaign in association with Sustain’s job site, Roots to Work, the conversation will centre on people of every colour and their heritage instilled in making Real Bread.
Why is this diversity not as well reflected as it should be – both in the Campaign’s network and the wider movement in the UK? What are the opportunities and the barriers?
A world for all bread lovers
According to Real Bread Campaign coordinator Chris Young, the event is part of an ongoing process of exploring and improving diversity (in all senses), equity and inclusion in the Campaign’s work.
Its DEI statement notes striving to “give everyone having the chance to choose Real Bread. We also invite everyone who’s interested to be included in our work and world but recognise that there are people missing from the party. Our activity and this statement will evolve over time and we welcome your input in helping us to shape both.”
Hosted by Real Bread Campaign ambassadors Aba Edwards-Edun and Marcia Harris, the panel includes Zakiya Andrews and Nzinga Foster-Brown of Handsworth-based Blackbirds’ Micro Bakery, Leo Maxlhaieie from Leo The Baker in Sevenoaks and Jackie Mckinson of London-based Aries Bakehouse
Dealing with the hard issues
Taking place on Monday, 7 November, the webinar will include a Q&A session, as well as an opportunity for the audience to share their own knowledge and experience of setting up, running or working in a Real Bread (micro)bakery.